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Posted August 9, 2010
AAMBC Book Reviews
BlackFace by Q.B Wells follows the lives of Black and Face and how their experiences in gang life shape their destiny. Black is one of the main characters who is beaten and mistreated by his mother and hopes to someday escape her mistreatment as a frustrated, overwhelmed and unhappy single mother.
This book appeals to those who may be interested or fascinated by the lives and experiences of gang members.
The author reveals the ugliness and the comraderie of ganglife and reveals the reasons some young me may choose ganglife as an escape from their lack of love or their sense of or lack of family and the need to belong.
BlackFace introduces conflict between a son and his mother and his constant desire to be loved by his mother. The violence in the book can be overwhelming, at times and for some readers may be difficult to read. The outcome of the characters in the book is unpredictable.
I did not enjoy reading BlackFace. I became confused and disinterested in the characters and their outcomes in the plot. The author gives no introduction or background of new characters that suddenly appears in the book and leaves the reader wondering about this character (s) which made BlackFace difficult to read and difficult to follow.
The author writes many times in the first person of a character and in second person of the same character sometimes using the characters nickname or 'real' name.
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